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Sehwag equals Sobers' world record

August 05, 2010 09:52 IST

Virender Sehwag equalled West Indian Gary Sobers' world record of being the quickest to 7000-run mark in Test cricket.

Likewise the legendary Sobers, India's dashing opener Sehwag also took 79 Tests to accomplish this feat.

In terms of innings, Sehwag is second quickest after Wally Hammond, having taken three more innings than Englishman's 131.

Least matches to complete 7,000 runs in Tests:

Batsman

Mts

Gary Sobers (WI)

79

Virender Sehwag (Ind)

79

Wally Hammond (Eng)

80

Sunil Gavaskar (Ind)

80

Matthew Hayden (Aus)

80

Least innings to complete 7,000 runs in Tests:

Batsman

Inns

Wally Hammond (Eng)

131

Virender Sehwag (Ind)

134

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

136

Gary Sobers (WI)

138

Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

138